June 20, 2024

Statewide Survey Considers 2024 Biden, Trump Presidential Rematch

President Joe Biden (D) is tied in Virginia with former President Donald Trump (R) in a possible 2024 presidential election rematch, according to a new statewide survey from the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. Each candidate received 37 percent in the 1,000-person poll of Virginia adults, which was […]

Virginians Closely Divided Over 2023 Legislative Elections in Statewide Survey

Virginians are nearly evenly divided in their preferences for the upcoming legislative elections, with 40 percent favoring Democratic Party majorities in the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia next year, while 37 percent said they wanted Republican legislative majorities, according to a new statewide survey from the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. Among the subset of likely voters, 42 percent said they would like to see the Democrats in charge and 42 percent said they favor Republican control. Read more. Read this year's first survey results story: Statewide Survey Shows Largely Positive Mars for Virginia's Public Schools  

Statewide Survey Shows Public Schools Continue to be Top of Mind for Voters 

Virginians give their local public-school districts generally good marks when it comes both to educating children and providing a safe environment, according to this year’s statewide survey from the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. Asked to evaluate how well their local K-12 public schools educate children, 36 percent […]

Virginians Closely Divided Over 2023 Legislative Elections in Statewide Survey

Virginians are nearly evenly divided in their preferences for the upcoming legislative elections, with 40 percent favoring Democratic Party majorities in the House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia next year, while 37 percent said they wanted Republican legislative majorities, according to a new statewide survey from the Center for Leadership and Media Studies […]

University of Mary Washington to Host Virginia Senate Debates

The last of two University of Mary Washington-hosted public debates between candidates for local elected office this fall will take place this week. Tara Durant (R), Monica Gary (I) and Joel Griffin (D) will vie for the District 27 Virginia State Senate seat on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., in George Washington Hall’s Dodd […]

UMW to Host Virginia Senate and House of Delegates Debates

The University of Mary Washington will host two public debates next month between candidates for local elected office. Joshua Cole (D) will face off against Lee Peters III (R) for Virginia’s 65th District House of Delegates seat on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Later in the month, Tara Durant (R), Monica Gary (I) and Joel Griffin (D) […]

Statewide Poll for Center for Leadership and Media Studies Posits Possible 2024 Senate Matchup

The 2022 annual statewide survey from the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington focuses on current contests this fall, with one notable forecast. If Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D) face off in a possible 2024 U.S. Senate contest, 41 percent of Virginians would […]

Virginia Public Schools Make the Grade in New Statewide Survey

Virginians give their local public-school districts high marks, respond to Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) control over public schools, and rate gubernatorial performance so far according to a new statewide survey from the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. The 1,000-person annual poll of Virginia adults was conducted for the […]

UMW To Host Public Debate for 88th District House of Delegates Seat

The University of Mary Washington will host a public political debate between candidates for Virginia’s 88th District House of Delegates seat on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. Democrat Kecia Evans, Republican Phillip Scott and Libertarian Tim Lewis will face off live via Zoom, with public viewing accessible through YouTube. Viewers may submit questions for consideration […]

Virginia Schools Receive Largely Positive Marks for COVID Response

Virginia’s local school districts have generally handled the COVID-19 crisis effectively, a new University of Mary Washington statewide survey reveals. Asked to rate COVID policies in their local school districts on an A-to-F scale, where A is excellent, C is adequate and F signifies a failure, 12 percent of respondents gave their local districts an […]